If your supercharged Camaro isn’t enough for you anymore, your wait is over. The new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE is lighter and more capable than any Chevy in recent history. To make it faster on the track, engineers cut 60 lbs with clever improvements. I saw it firsthand at Barrett-Jackson last weekend, and it made us smile knowing it would help the less fortunate. NASCAR owner and philanthropist Rick Hendrick likes low VIN numbers, especially the first production models of each new Chevrolet Performance car. A gentleman’s agreement with Craig Jackson allows him the rights to give 100% of the proceeds from the hammer price to go to charity, and that means the United Way received $250,000 for ZL1 1LE #001.
So they added carbon fiber to the ZL1? No, the 1LE is much more focused. The shocks are DSSV from Multimatic, offering brutal tire control and light weight. Wheels are an inch smaller in diameter but much wider. In combination with Goodyear tires developed to warm up quickly, the 1LE is much more competent on the track. Sway bars, camber and ride height are easily adjustable for perfect grip. To shave every last ounce, the rear seats are now fixed because hinges are heavy. 1LE has always translated to the ultimate track day Camaro. In the 80’s you couldn’t order it with A/C or radio. Times have changed but 1LE will always dominate. If your local dealer attempts to adjust the retail for such a rare model, our dealers will be happy to work with you. Stay with us for all your Camaro & Chevy Performance news.